9/10/2005

Replacement for Nicotine?

Wired News: Smoke Breaks Boost Memory As is often the case, a rather inappropriate title for a fairly interesting article. Research on the functions of nicotinic receptors in the brain and alternatives to nicotine which activate those receptors.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Philistrophe said...

Yeah, I heard about it I think last year. They were giving nicotine to alzheimer (spelling?!?) patient to help their memories.

9/10/2005 03:45:00 a.m.  
Blogger Alexandre said...

Well, they want to use something other than nicotine. One thing that's interesting about the alternatives is that, possibly, their long-term impact could be beneficial.
Medications have certainly come a long way. Wonder what the long-term effect on humanity as a whole will be...

9/10/2005 09:32:00 a.m.  

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